Coupa Blog

Coupa is a company of talkers, passionate about sharing tips, tricks and advice for improving finance and procurement and saving companies of all sizes time and money. But we’re not the only people with opinions and ideas. We’d love to hear from you so join the conversation!

 

Handling reciprocity in negotiations

Reciprocity is a dirty little secret of business-to-business negotiations. It cuts both ways: A vendor buys your product or service and it’s: “We buy from you, now you have to buy from us.” Or, you’re doing a procurement and your own people try to make reciprocity a…Read blog post

Communication is the key to reverse auction success

To get the best pricing from an electronic reverse auction, you need engaged suppliers. That doesn’t happen by chance. Buyers must communicate early and often to make suppliers feel comfortable with the processes. That way, they can put their best foot forward during the auction.   As the buyer,…Read blog post

Sourcing event lays foundation for procurement transformation

Strategic sourcingis that part of the procurement function in which companies aim to continually improve pricing and contract terms for identified vendors and categories. It’s even more strategic when the savings from one sourcing initiative can be used to fund further savings. It’s effectively a double hit, and that’s exactly…Read blog post

Futuristic SmarterTrip feature eases expense reporting hassles

Are your employees managing (and mangling) paper receipts, waiting six months to get paid, and using a keyboard to fill out their expenses? Last week at Inspire, we announced Release 13, which will be generally available in July. SmarterTrip, an enhancement to Coupa Expenses is one feature…Read blog post

It’s the end of the user interface as we know it

It’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt: Usability in enterprise software matters. As proof, one need look no further than the recent rush by legacy enterprise software vendors to get to market with new user interfaces. But what if processes could happen without the user having…Read blog post

Meet the Bloggers

  • Jake Adger

  • Donna Wilczek

  • Tony Darugar

  • Sanket Naik

  • Amit Duvedi

  • J.R. Robertson

  • Gabe Perez

  • Alex Kleiner

  • Kevin Turner

  • Rob Bernshteyn

  • Kira Bernshteyn

  • Nick Chaplin

  • Andy Chiang

  • Jon Goss